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Freakonomics

Tell Me Something I Don’t Know: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

A few years ago, I developed a habit. If the person sitting next to me on an airplane seemed like they wanted to have a conversation, I'd ask them a bit about themselves -- let's say they worked in...

Tell Me Something I Don’t Know Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know” Stephen J. DUBNER:Hey, podcast listeners. The new episode you’re about to hear is called “...

How Can Tiny Norway Afford to Buy So Many Teslas? Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “How Can Tiny Norway Afford to Buy So Many Teslas?” [MUSIC: “Ja, vi elsker dette landet” (Norwegian National Anthem)] Stephen J. ...

How Can Tiny Norway Afford to Buy So Many Teslas? A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

Until recently, tiny Norway (population 5 million) has been the second largest market for Teslas (after the U.S.). Earlier this year, Tesla's Model S became the best-selling car in the country eve...

How to Raise Money Without Killing a Kitten: A Freakonomics Radio Rebroadcast

It's fundraising season again here at Freakonomics Radio. This episode is a rebroadcast of the first time that we asked listeners to donate to help keep our public-radio podcast going strong. ...

Fixing the World, Bang-for-the-Buck Edition Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “Fixing the World, Bang-for-the-Buck Edition” [MUSIC:Vagabond Opera, “Hanumonsoon” (from Sing For Your Lives)] Stephen J. DUBNER:...

Fixing the World, Bang-for-the-Buck Edition: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

Here’s $2.5 trillion. You have 15 years to spend it. How do you distribute this money in a way that will achieve the most good for the world? This isn't a hypothetical. In September 2015, the U...

Fitness Apartheid: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

A New York City apartment building has a gym that only certain tenants can use. Which tenants? The newer ones who are paying market-rate rents -- and not the ones who've lived there long enough to...

Fitness Apartheid Full Transcript

This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “Fitness Apartheid” [MUSIC: Rob Bridgett, “ava”] Theda Palmer SAXTON: I’m Dr. Theda Palmer Saxton. I’m a resident of 160 W. ...

Outsiders by Design: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

What does it mean to pursue something that everyone else think is nuts? And what does it take to succeed? That’s what this week’s episode is about. It's called “Outsiders By Design.”  (Yo...